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Egypt parliament approves new civil service law

A civil service law passed by president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi last year was rejected by parliament in January and was referred for amendment by the government

MENA, Monday 25 Jul 2016
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Egypt's parliament approved on Monday a new civil service law, reported the Middle East News Agency (MENA).  

Passed by president Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi last year, the law was rejected by parliament in January and was referred back to the government for amendments.

The law will be sent to the State Council for approval, before being sent to the president to promulgate it.

The original versiobn of the law was met with widespread criticism by many state employees and labour unions that protested the annual wage bouns of five percent, demanding it to be increased to 7 percent.

The law aims at reforming the state's administrative apparatus in order to encourage investments by curbing notorious bureaucratic inefficiencies and streamlining hiring practices and wage-structures in government institutions.

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